Private employers add 2,900 jobs in May: Report

Gains in information, education, leisure and hospitality
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 06/21/2018
Economy, labour market, employment
Educational services added 3,700 jobs, according to ADP. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian employers added 2,900 workers to their payrolls in May, as gains in information, education, and leisure and hospitality offset losses in contruction and trade, according to a employment report from ADP.

"Job growth in Canada slowed in the month of May," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice-president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute.

"While construction and trade were detractors from the overall growth, we saw improved growth in information, education, and leisure and hospitality."

Industry snapshot:

- Goods producing:

  • manufacturing     1,500
  • construction     -4,700
  • natural resources and mining     300

- Service providing:

  • trade/transportation and utilities     -7,600
  • information     2,700
  • finance/real estate     -300
  • professional/business services     1,600
    - professional/technical     -300
    - management of companies     300
    - administrative and support     1,700
  • education and health care     3,100
    - educational services     3,700
    - health care     -600
  • leisure and hospitality     4,000
  • other services     2,200

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